Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Dorothy Thomas, math teacher at Pontotoc High School, as Pontotoc City School District Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Thomas has taught in the Pontotoc City School District since 2008 and has 20 years experience in education. She is a National Board Certified teacher and recently earned a Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Mrs. Thomas believes “outstanding teachers hold high expectations for their students, use assessment data to improve their teaching, and treat their students with respect.” We join her family Tracy, DeAshyland, and Rhandi in wishing her success in the state competition.
Good luck at the Regional Reading Fair!
for Month 3
Employees - Pontotoc High School
Presidential Awards for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching
for the week of
have been announced!
Click here to view the flyer.
Defeat North Pontotoc Vikings!
The Kickoff was a fun event! The PHS Jazz Band played as visitors toured the gardens. Administrators and community volunteers offered words of encouragement and support. Sheila Grogan, Executive Director of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, presented a check to school officials, including school board members, Frankie Moorman and Shane Clayton . Mayor Jeff Stafford cooked a delicious dinner of grilled chicken, vegetables, and fruit. The project will continue to develop into Spring, 2016.
Our PJHS students were on the front lawn and, at noon, Darla Robinson lead the school in singing the Star Spangled Banner. The students were welcomed by Principal Phil Webb and joined by policemen from the City of Pontotoc, including Chief Randy Tutor. Thank you, Mrs. Robinson, for singing with us!
1) It is very important that students are in school, all day, every day, to successfully learn our curriculum.
2) If a student must be absent, late, or checked out, that is an absence that must be addressed. The student is expected to submit a written note from the parent/guardian or doctor, within three days of the absence, certifying that the absence was a lawful absence. Students are allowed five parental excuses per semester. Administrative absences can be approved by the principal. All other absences are unexcused. Students are expected to make up all work missed.
3) When a student accumulates five unlawful absences, the student will be referred to the School Attendance Officer.
4) Students are expected to be on time for all school activities. Tardiness is a disruption to the school day.
If you have any additional attendance questions, please contact your child's school.
Pontotoc High School
for winning the
Clarion Ledger 4A All Sports Award!
Thank you, Mr. Jimmy Wilder, for our new sign.
All Other Schools - Thursday, August 6th
DT Cox Elementary School (3 - 4)
Pontotoc Middle School (5 - 6)
Pontotoc Jr. High School (7 - 8)
Pontotoc High School (9 - 12)
Kaleb Barnes has been selected to receive a 2015 Mississippi Association of School Superintendents’ Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Pontotoc City School District Superintendent Karen L. Tutor nominated Kaleb. He submitted an essay and was selected from more than 118 applicants from across the state. Kaleb will attend Itawamba Community College in the upcoming school year and be a part of the ICC Baseball Team. He is the son of James and Marie Barnes. Congratulations, Kaleb!